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IMS3280 - Electronic commerce

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Linda Dawson


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


The unit provides a study of the theory and nature of electronic commerce, and in particular Internet commerce. Topics include: electronic commerce definitions and taxonomies; key business issues (such as disintermediation, the marketspace, security, and mass customisation); new organizational forms; electronic commerce and supply chain management; key technologies and applications; product numbering/bar-coding; Electronic Data Interchange; Internet EDI; electronic payment systems. electronic commerce in action: banking, retailing, manufacturing, online publishing.


Examination: 50%
Assignment: 30%
Syndicate work: 20%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


FIT1003 or IMS1704 or equivalent


IMS2704, ELC1000, BEW1601, CPE3008, GCO2803, FIT1009, FIT2052 (Translation for IMS2704) or equivalent